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Plaza de Toros

114546In the early 1900s, an Argentine entrepreneur decided to open a first-class tourist complex, just a few kilometers from the Historic Quarter, in the area known as Real de San Carlos. His complex ...
Historical Building
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Artigas Square

143869Located in the town’s highest point, Plaza Artigas was originally called Plaza del Templo (Temple Square) in honor of the church situated across the street. At the square’s center lies the bronze ...
City Plaza
Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

The Uruguay River, Promenade And Beaches

143868The waterfront promenade of Nueva Palmira on the banks of the Uruguay River is without a doubt the town’s main attraction. The walkway, lined on one side by huge, leafy trees and bordered on the ...
Beach
Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

Historic Religious Circuit

143493Nueva Helvecia was founded by immigrants who sought a better life and a place where they could practice their faith freely. The historic religious circuit is comprised of several Catholic and ...
City Walk
Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay

Barrio Histórico

Colonia del Sacramento is best known for its history and architecture, dating as far back as the late 1600s. The barrio histórico, or Historic Quarter, is filled with visual delights of this kind, ...
City Walk
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Portón De Campo

143396For a dramatic entrance into the oldest part of Colonia del Sacramento go to the Portón de Campo, or the city gates. Originally dating back to 1745, from the time of the Portuguese governor ...
Historical Building
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Ruinas Del Convento De San Francisco And The Lighthouse

143395The secular ruins of the Convento de San Francisco Javier are the only remains of one of the oldest constructions in Colonia, dating back to 1683–1704. Visitors are free to wander the grounds for a ...
Historical Building
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Colonia's Beaches

143394Although Colonia is best known for its architecture and history, it has some five kilometers (3.1 mi) of beaches as well. Most of them are just a short walk or bus ride from the center of town. In ...
Beach
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Bodegas And Wine-tasting

143330The Department of Colonia has an established wine route, which basically covers the four main bodegas in the region. AGT, the local tour operator, offers a full day tour of all four for $100 per ...
Other Activity
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Old Wooden Wharf

143329The wooden wharf dates back to 1866 and was originally a lot longer with a perpendicular section where it ended over the river. Due to aging and weathering, it was partially lost, but later recovered ...
City Walk
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Basilica Del Sanctísimo Sacramento (basilica Of The Holy Sacrament)

143328Originally built in 1680, Basilica del Sanctísimo Sacramento is the oldest church in all of Uruguay. The first church was built out of straw and mud and suffered repeated attacks and reconstructions ...
Historical Building
Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay
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